Apr 2, 2020

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Letter to disciples No. 311 : HERE and NOW

Mantra OM MANI PADME HUM

One learner have ask me: “Every day I recite 1000 mantra “Om mani pade hum”, when I will be effect?’. Yes, I appreciate her  efforts but it is too difficult for know exactly about coming  time. I was told to you that “keep mind in balance and having joyful attitudes”. It means that to practice and practice anywhere, anytime. I think that she fell into the trap BE-LOST which is very bad in every things.

Mantra OM MANI PADME HUM

 

the trap BE-LOST

Buddhism is not a number. In my opinion, Buddhism is the journey of enlightenment. How is the right path? To practice by Pure Mind what I always teaches you. That’s right! Don’t plan anythings because Maybe tomorrow you are leaving this world.  You should understand only one thing: HERE and NOW!

HERE

What is means Here? I give you an example that I love my cat because she follows me wherever I go as you are :Wherever you have, there is mindfulness. What is mindfulness? This is a mind and remember about Guru, Buddha, Dharma, Sangha. For exemple, Mật Hải is siting at the company, he didn’t remember the Guru, but he was thought about Mật Thủy.

I love my cat

Mật Hải didn’t remember the Guru, but he was thought about Mật Thủy.

What is means Now? Now means a present’ time. You do all things at the moment, don’t plan everything what connects everything in tomorrow. If you have a free time, please practise Samayadgrsti- Prabha Samadhi (read and comment on chanhtuduy.com). If you really want my advice I suggest that you care about your spiritual destiny. We must act at once, don’t be late but you still keep mind in balance!

NOW: Read and comment on chanhtuduy.com

If the learners and disciples do not obey the Guru, they will show the following:

 Five faults of disciples should be reproached:
– Unreliable
– Lazy
– Ill words
– Don’t have a sense of shame
– Close to evil friends

 At that time I will reply: There are five ways:
– Do not talk with them
– Do not teach them the right words
– Do not give equal treatment
– Do not assign meritorious affairs
– Do not allow to stay with the Sangha.
These ways are applied depending on what kind of fault is.”

This is everthing what I have write. May all sentient beings achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature”. Om mani padme hum!

A rainy afternoon on the peak of Phu Van Mountain

Thinley- Nguyên Thành 02/04/2020

  1. Mật Diệu Hằng says:
    Dear Guru.

    What is a wonderful surprise to read your article in English. I admire your noble efforts to write in English and to teach us a valuable lesson in order that we can make progress on the path of enlightenment. You are the bright example for us to follow and look back ourselves in actions of body,  speech and mind.

    I will bear in mind your words “Here and Now”,  keep mindful at the present moment by practicing reading and comment to purify the mind. I also remember your teaching to far away from five faults of disciples and to apply five ways for the faults.

    Thank you so much for your teaching. I am looking forward to reading more of your writing.

    May you and your consort have good health and live long for the sake of all beings.

    May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha’s nature.

    May the coronavirus pandemic be soon over.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  2. Mật Thủy
    Mật Thủy says:

    Dear Holy Guru,

    I’m delighted to see your new letter in English. So I opened to read it and commenting right away to show my joyful and feeling blessed by your letter. Regardless the structure and grammar of the sentences, your article touched me with your efforts of transferring the right view of the Buddha to us, giving us the teaching of right understanding and practising Pure-mind Yoga in life. Through your teachings in this article, I got the meaning of “Here and now” in an understandable way. “Here” means that wherever we are, we should keep mindfulness like a cat following Guru’s steps. “Now” means the moment, so we shouldn’t think about the past or the future so that we don’t be stuck in the trap of eight worldly winds. We only treasure “the present” that we have at the present, it is the opportunity to learn and practise Samayadgrsti-Pradha Samadi (read and comment on chanhtuduy.com) that Guru gives us with his compassion.

    Thank you Guru for your teachings from this article. I will try to read and comment on chanhtuduy.com regularly to keep myself “here and now” and also “keep balance in mind and having joyful attitudes”.

    May Guru and your consort, Ms Mat Dieu good health and longevity for the benefit of all sentient beings.

    May the Covid-19 epidemic will soon come to an end and may all sentient beings be free from suffering.

    Om mani padme hum!

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      Thank for your comment! I sorry about my English isnt good, so I have read a few sentenses .

  3. Mật Nhị Khang says:
    Dear Holy Guru

    I am delighted to read the Guru the article. I am impressed with the meaning and content of the article ‘ HERE and NOW”.  The title of the article has shown me the essential value of practicing Dharma. The essential thing is to focus on and present, not to imagine the future, to stay in the Dharma. What happens now determines the future value. The article also warns us against 5 mistakes to avoid. These are the factors that make losing the opportunity to access the right view of the Buddha unimaginable by time and space.

    Thank the Guru for writing the article in English. It is also an opportunity for me to promote myself diligently, than in training myself in today society 4.0.

    May you and your consoft have good health and live long for the sake of all being.

    May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha’s nature.

    May the Coronavirus pandemic be soon over.

    Om Mani Padme Hum!

     

  4. Tantra Maruta says:
    Greetings to all brothers and sisters in chantuduy.

    Peace and love for the Holy Guru

    Nothing’s more precise than the present moment that we are living. Yesterday is gone; tomorrow isn’t sure yet.

    Most of the time we heard or read somewhere else that who we are now is how’d we’ve been from the past. That, if we’re not able cope up our yesterday and able to move on, we cannot acknowledge the beauty of today. As far as I understand, indeed it’s true. Being attached to something from our yesterday will make us imprisoned to the past. Tragic things, faults that we have committed, our losses, or pains that has been caused by others ;just to name a few.

    Being aware at present of what it is or how things show up, is the realness of our existence. The transparency that we must go on to this realm. As of today’s big problem, the corona pandemic, something that shock the whole clan of mankind. But what really it is that we need to think of? The cause? The blame of negligence? Or the memes that has been scattering all over? Being an individual in this vast surface of the earth, what is that thing that you can do for it. You can’t stop it alone, neither make it in an immediate way. But what it is that you can possibly do to make a contribution to its antidote? You’re not a pharmacists or scientist but just an ordinary one.

    Well, to acknowledge the present in a positive ways. Use the present moment not to be soccumb with fear and negativity. Formulate optimistic points of views and settle your mind with calmness. In that sense, you’ll be able to inspire other people, others who are being coated with fear, anger and blame. Make ways to radiate positivity, show discipline to motivate them to cooperate. Because, at this very moment, that’s the only capability that you can share to stop the pandemia.

    As of now, Nothing’s sure yet on what comes next. But no matter how hard the riddle to be answered for an accurate one, what is more important is to live at the present. It is somehow, I believed, the foundation of what comes on tomorrow for our next.

    May all beings be safe and calm, and be in peace.

    Tantra Maruta, from the Philippines

    Om Mani Padme Hum

     

  5. Jason says:
    Very admirable of you to know more than one language. Very intelligent and so much work. You should be proud of yourself.

    Good article about those looking for effects. The greatest rewards/gifts of the teachings are felt with the heart/spirit.🙏

  6. Srogers says:

    Dear Holy Guru

    I am Tantra Haramitra

    I thank you for your words and your wonderful use of the English language

    i think that we as a species have forgotten how to listen to our internal spirit. We rely so much on what is expected of us, what is habit and what our environment teaches us.

    we do not listen to what our own spirit is telling and guiding us to do, therefore simple tasks such as prayer, mantras or service have no meaning.

    I read, only this morning, that mindfulness is like when you have a dangerous snake in your house. Every sense is taking note of where it is, you can’t spare any part of them to worry about shopping or washing.

    we must ensure that we use mindfulness to listen to everything our spirit is telling us, only then will mantras be said with full understanding of what our spirit needs

    thank you Holy Guru, please continue to guide my spirit for the benefit of all sentient beings

    Om mani padme hum

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      “. we must ensure that we use mindfulness to listen to everything our spirit is telling us, only then will mantras be said with full understanding of what our spirit needs”. I want to dissect to you: ” Mantra is very important for all practitioners Dharma: (1) Mantra help us for increase mindful (2) Mantra help us for meditation ( meditation with mantra) (3) Mantra help to lead us Enlightement by recite it after death . But must notice: It requite us many time and much efforts; specially with mindfulness!
      I given you a few sentenses, I hope you understand!

  7. Mật Giác Đăng says:
    Dear Guru,

    I am so delighted to read this English letter you write for us, with beautiful images. It is such an inspired overwhelmed precious gift we have been given.

    I am grateful to learn through your words the meanings of Here and Now. I understand that Here is not a specific location, it is wherever we are, whichever situation we have, just our minds always aim towards Guru, Buddha, Dharma, Sangha, then we have mindfulness, then we will be close to Holy Guru. Regarding Now, it is not too early nor too late, it is right this moment, we should focus into the most important thing – our spiritual destiny, through the most simple but beneficial method – reading and commenting on chanhtuduy.com.

    I will keep in mind the lesson you give today. I will put efforts in rehearsing and practicing Pure Mind following your guidance with the balance mind and joyful attitude, as well as keep trying to avoid falling into Five faults led to being reproached by Guru.

    Thank you so much, holy Guru, for your vivid self-example in learning and applying English to spread the dharma benefits over the places.

    May Guru and your consort have good health and live long for the sake of all sentient beings.

    May the covid-19 epidemic will soon be eliminated.

    May all sentient beings achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  8. Mật Hải says:
     Dear Holy Guru, I write this comment to confirm that I officially get “injury” from the “great Moho attack” from your beautiful letter. I appreciate your teachings that help me to control and change my mind from the normal thinking, such as “just was thinking about Mật Thủy”, “just think about money …” transform the mind to the Mindfulness, the Right thought about Guru, Buddha, Dharma, Sangha. I am going to keep in mind your teachings: “keep mind balance and having joyful attitudes” and try my best to “practice, practice and practice” the Samayadgrsti- Prabha Samadhi (read and comment on CHANHTUDUY.COM) anywhere, anytime when I have a free time.I think this right way will help me got a wonderful connection with Guru, to overcome every “BE-LOST trap” (even “Mật Thuỷ’ trap” !!!)Again, Thank you Guru very much for your Bodhicitta words. I pray Guru and your consort have a longivety for the sake of sentient beings everywhere. May the Covid-19 pandemic will come to an end soon. Om Mani Padme Hum. 
  9. Amitra says:
    Dear guru

    I bow my head before your lotus feet. I am very much thank you for this article.

    I am very much happy because guru had written this and will lead direct contact with people. The sensient being will get more get more effective impression. We all are suffering very much in this world so need you. You are our’s present Budha. I know, you knows our mind very much, what will we do or think is not a secret because budhas are above time. I will try to be in present moment. Not trying to get something in future for desire.

    May guru and his concert live long for well being of all. May guru teachings illuminate all over the world for great altruism and wisdom.

    May all sensient being attain enlightenment.

    May all sensient being get free from all kind of disease.

    Om mani padme hum

     

  10. June says:
    Dear guru,

    So glad to read your article today and remind me again about mindfulness.i always keep this in mind so not to hurt myself and others.

    Thanks rose for sharing as well.

  11. Mật Giác Đăng says:
    Dear Guru,

    Thank you so much for encouraging me.

    May you and your consort have good health and live long for the sake of all sentient beings.

    May the covid-19 epidemic will be soon eliminated.

    May all sentient beings achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  12. Mật Hòa says:
    Dear Guru,

    I am delighted to read your letter in English.

    Through your teachings, I realize the “BE – LOST” trap that many Dharma practitioners would face. It happens when we focus on the results instead of keep mindful at the present. I understand that the very easy way to treat is “keep mind in balance and have joyful attitudes”, just make aware of HERE and NOW, and do not plan anything because I could leave this world in tomorrow.

    Thank you so much for your teach!

    May Guru have good health and live long for the sake of all sentient beings!

    May all sentient beings achieve  the happiness of Buddha’s nature!

    May the coronavirus pandemic be soon over!

    Om mani padme hum!

  13. paul yawney says:
    Dear Holy  Guru, What a nice article, well written and clear. Thank you. Again your article shows me I am going in right way. I strongly believe in the moment, the present moment. I give thanks to the start of each day and the end of each and whenever I can sometimes one prayer sometimes more. I try to walk the path in every way I can. Thank you for letting me learn your teachings. I wish the Holy Guru and His Consort  a long and happy life. May this virus come to an end soon. OM MANI PADME HUNG.        TANTRA HIMATARU.
  14. Brian Audinett says:
    Dearest Guru,

    thank you for the advice on here and now. May I always care about my spiritual journey for the benefit of everyone and may I be free of the five faults. Thank you for your teachings. This article is lucid and comprehensible. May dearest Guru have a long and healthy life for the sake of all sentient beings. Om mani padme hum.

  15. Mật Chánh Tấn says:
    Dear holy Guru!

    I would like to express my gratitude and impression after reading your article in English. Your words, your advice in this article teach us a valuable lesson, which allows us to take a steady step in the path of enlightenment. This is your great compassion that goes beyond all the obstacles, such as your age, your health, your busy tasks in managing ITA Institute, you still gave us a valuable lesson about Here and Now. I would remember your instructions about the meaning of “Here”: “wherever you have, there is mindfulness. This is a mind and remember about Guru, Buddha, Dharma, Sangha” and the meaning of “Now”: It is present time, which I should cherish and be diligent in practicing Samayadgrsti-Prabha Samadhi. And your effort, your words would be a great example for us as disciplines to follow, practice Pure Mind Yoga in a balanced and joyful attitude as well as trying to avoid the Five faults. 

    Thank you holy Guru for your teaching in this article. May Guru and your consort have good health and live long for the sake of all sentient beings.

    May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha’s nature.

    May the Covid-19 epidemic will end soon.

    Om Mani Padme Hum!

  16. Dhan Singh Ravi says:
    Dear Holy Guru,

     

    Thanks a lot for such a valuable, inspiring and didactic moral lesson. You are not only scholar of multi- language but a great preacher. Your idea of present or here and now impressed me very much. Of course present is the most significant because what is past is gone and what is to come is uncertain. So we should focus on present only.

     

     

    With the hope that you will remain guiding us in future ahead.

    Highly obliged yours.

  17. Mật Tấn Giác says:
    Dear respected Guru!

    I’m so delighted to read your letter “Here and Now” in English. Thank you so much for your whole-hearted effort to write us such a beautiful and helpful letter. From your teachings in this letter, I can understand that I need to “keep my mind in balance and have joyful attitudes” through practising Mindfulness (Pure mind Yoga). Here – means that wherever I am, I should remember “Guru, Buddha, Dharma and Sangha” like cats following Guru’s steps in Song Nguyen Tantra House. And Now – means the present time, I should not think about the past or make plan for future because of the Avalokitesvara taught us “Do not make plans, you may die tomorrow, remember”. I should focus on Dharma practice through reading articles and commenting on chanhtuduy.com to connect to Guru’s mind and pure spritual atmosphere from Deity realm.

    May Guru and his consort have good health and live long for the sake of all sentient beings.

    May the Covid-19 pandemic will soon be elimineted. May all sentient being achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature. OM MANI PADME HUM

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      I like your this comment. It contains means for practice Pure Mind. You understood correctly!

  18. Kelzang eden says:
    Respected guru,

    your little teaching means lot to all sentingbeings . hope your teaching flourish around the glob.

    Thanks

  19. Tantra Ashihata (Simon Michael) says:
    Dear holy Guru,

    My name is Tantra Ashihata.

    I thank you for this wonderful article which you have given to us and you made me understand more about practice and mindful balance that lead to enlightenment .

    May Guru continue to guide us in his own wisdom about spirituality.

    May the soul of my mother and other sentient being continue to rest in peace and may all sentient beings be free from suffering

    Om padme hum

     

  20. Mật Tấn Khải says:
    Dear Guru!

    I am very happy and surprised to be able to read the Letter to Disciple No. 311: “HERE and NOW” in the Guru English .

    I sincerely pray for the health sincerely pray for the health and longevity of the Guru and yourd consort for the cause of propagating the Dharma for the benefit of all sentient beings.
    Pray for all beings to achieve the happiness of Buddhahood.
    Prayers for the Covid 19 epidemic were soon eliminated.
    Om mani padme hum!

     

     

  21. Satish Kumar Borkar says:
    Dear Guru,

    Wonderful article today after rainy afternoon written by your goodsef. I just feel as if the sermon is being given before me and no person is there other than we two.

    It is started with the mantra ‘Om Mani Padme Hum’ which I think mostly use by the Tibetans. The little experience of merely chanting of this mantra will not do much. What is important here to be present in Urself. The mindfulness surely will help to achieve the goal.

    You also advice to practice Samyek drushti. Well, it is the first and foremost of the eight fold path. And I think this is prime. Practically the whole teaching of the Buddha, to which he devoted himself during 45 years, deals in some way or other with this path.

    And finally the disciples or learners fail to obey the guidelines given by the Guru they will automatically be treated as per behaving of each individual.
    I must thank to the Guru for such a nice article from peak of Phh Van Mountain.

     

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      I’m sorry for late replying! It’s because you have write deeply and my English very bad. It taken me a long time for understanding. I like your sentenses : “It is started with the mantra ‘Om Mani Padme Hum’ which I think mostly use by the Tibetans. The little experience of merely chanting of this mantra will not do much. What is important here to be present in Urself. The mindfulness surely will help to achieve the goal”. That’s all right! Thank you for your comment!

  22. Tantraupatissa says:
    Dear Guru thanks for sharing this article. One should not think about result while practicising dharma or reciting mantra. They may get the benefits in this lifetime if not in coming life – depends on the clearance of their negative karma. One should be mindful all the time and have strong faith in themselves and Guru and mantra’s they recite.

    May the apedimic if Corona virus come to an end.

    May Guru and his consort live long for sake of other beings.

    May all beings be free from suffering and get enlightened.

    Om Mani Padme Hum…

  23. Mật Hoa Dung (10 tuổi) says:
    Dear Guru.

    I am happy to read you English letter .

    Thank you so much .

    May Guru have good health and live long for sake of all sentient beings.

    May all the sentient beings achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature.

    May the coronavirus pandemic be soon over .

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  24. Mật Đăng Tâm says:
    Dear Holy Guru!

    I am happy and surpried to read your English letter.

    “Buddhism is the journey of enlightenment”, thank you Holy Guru for guiding us the essentials HERE AND NOW to rejoice in this wonderful journey.

    I will remind myself to improve my English. I understand that, it is also nescessary to prepare, prepare and prepare to be imitated the Guru on the noble path.

    May Holy Guru and your consort have good health and live long for the sake of sentient beings.

    May the Covid 19 pandemic be soon over.

    May sentient beings attain the happyness of Buddha ‘s nature.

    Om Mani Padme Hum

     

  25. Dr. Vikas Singh says:
    Dear H.H. Guru

    Whenever I read your article, my mind think in a different way always. The line you mentioned in article is very important to follow us. “Keep Mind in balance and having joyful attitudes.”

    Guru, you are a real path-shower of Buddha’s teachings. The elaboration of HERE and NOW is very beautiful, like Nagarjuna’s scriptures.

    In India, our modern Bodhisattva Dr. B. R. Ambedkar ( who is the father of modern India and architecture of Indian Constitution) also mentioned this Mantra ‘OM MANI PADME HUM.’

     

  26. Mật Thuận Phong says:
    Dear Guru.

    I very happy to read your English article.

    Thank you so much.

    May Guru and your consort have good health and live long for the sake of all sentient beings.

    May all sentient beings achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature.

    May the corona virus pandemic be soon over.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  27. Mật Thuận Liên says:
    Dear Guru,

    I’m delighted to see new English letter from Guru. Your letter show me that you are try the best in transfering the right view of Buddha to us. By reading and learning from your letter I know that ” Here and Now” its means we shouldn’t think about the past and the future, you only think and do well at present.

    Thankyou Guru for teaching us. I will try to read and comment on Chanhtusuy.com page.

    Wish Guru and your consort _ Mat Dieu  with good health and longevity for benifits of all sentient being.

    May the Covid 19 will be soon over.

    Om mani padme hum.

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      Yes, shouldn’t think about the past and the future, you only think and do well at present.

  28. Lynwood Furthington says:

    Dear Holy Guru, Thank you for noble efforts at writing in english ,blessing us with this information, reading it thoughts of the future dissolve and the relevance manifests, thank you Holy Guru…Bless you.

  29. Jitendra kumawat says:
    Respected Guru,

    I am very delighted to read your article. Guru greatly explained about balanced and joyful attitude , and said Buddhism is journey of enlightment.

    I liked the Guru’s mantra that don’t plan for tomorrow act here and now. So nicely expmaexpl by Guru.

    May all be blessed and Coronavirus outbreak be over soon

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      Yes, act here and now! Notice that I don’t teach a Guru’mantra, and only Mani’s mantra! By the way, where are you from?

  30. Mật Mạnh Đạt says:
    Dear Guru!

    I am happy to read your English letter.

    Thank you so much.

    May Guru have good health and live long for sake of all sentient beings.

    May all the sentient beings achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature.

    May the coronavirus pandemic be soon over.

    Om Mani Padme Hum!

     

  31. Jitendra kumawat says:
    Thank you Guru, nicely explained So nice of you.

     

    Regards

  32. Sonam Tshering says:
    Dear Holy Guru,

    Thank you so much for the valuable teachings. On top of it, I am really glad to read your first article in English. I am 100% sure, through your effort to write articles English can benefit your followers likes us, the foreigners. May you soon master English without any difficulties.

    May COVID 19 pandemic be ended very soon with the merits earned from your articles.

    I’m Mani Padme Hung

     

  33. Mật Huệ Pháp
    Mật Huệ Pháp says:

    Dear Guru

    You keep surprising me with this new English letter. Seems nothing can stop a 60-year-old Guru from giving us precious Dharma teachings. In this letter, what I’ve learnt is that “Buddhism is not the number but a journey of enlightenment”. Since it’s a long journey, it’s essential to keep a balance in mind and a joyful attitude in dharma practice by always understanding that we are Here and Now, we practice here and now (specifically read and comment on chanhtuduy.com), do not wait until tomorrow since the messenger of death can come anytime. Another lesson is that we should be mindful in every action of body, speech and mind. How to do that? Keeping our mind revolving around the axis of Guru, Buddha, Dharma and Sangha because they are the emblem of purity, wisdom and compassion. Your teaching has enlightened me and I am grateful for it. May I always be mindful so that not to fall in those five faults.

    May Guru and your consort live long for the sake of all sentient beings

    May all sentient beings achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature

    May Corona pandemic soon be eliminated

    Om Ah Hum

  34. Mật Diệu Linh says:
    Dear Guru!

    I rejoice when I read the Letter to Your Disciples 311 in English.

    Thank you, Guru for writing the article.

    I pray for the health of the longevity of the Guru for the benefit of all beings.

    Pray for all beings to attain happiness in Buddhahood.

    May the covid – 19 epidemic will be soon eliminated.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

     

  35. Michael Boatner says:
    Thank you so very much for the English letter, very good job.

    I’m from America and I’m new to Buddhism, I’m trying to learn much

    and be mindful of the tradition of Buddhist, my heart

    Is very much open to much compassion and kindness. Again thank you 🙏

  36. Jeffrey Forest(TantraCitta) says:
    Dear Guru,

    It is with distinct pleasure and joy, that I read your teaching and it brought great happiness to me, when I discovered that you did this writing, in English and without any translation. Well done! As we move forward, in the here and now, let us continue to be guided, by your wonderful wisdom and compassion. The world, is in a precarious stage, right now. People are suffering, as a result of the Covid – 19 virus. All students and disciples must boldly and unceasingly pray, this most wonderful and important mantra, from the Heart Sutra. Gate gate paragate parasangate bodhi savha! May our esteemed Master and consort and all sentient beings attain the Happiness of Buddha Nature and I continue to offer, my prayers and blessings, to everyone. Om Mani Padme Hum! 🇨🇦

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      Thank you for compliment. In fact, I had writeen 2 articles a few years ago. But at the moment I did writing by English. I always ready to guidance you in improuve your right view and practice Dharmar. I want to notice that I only recite one mantra “Om mani padme hum” for helhping overcomming all difficultises. I happy to your reading again my articles!

  37. Mật Minh Ánh (7 years old) says:
    Dear Guru,

     

    I’ve read “Letter to disciples no. 311: here and now ”already.

    I really like this letter.

    Thank you very much.

    I pray for longevity of Guru for the sake of sentient beings.

    I pray that sentient beings can drink the nectar essence.

    Pray for the Corona pandemic to be soon eradicated.

    Om Ah Hum.

  38. Mật Nguyên Tánh says:
    Dear Guru,

    I am happy and enjoy your article about “here and now”.

    I cannot avoid laughing when you moho Dharma brother Mật Hải.

    Thank you very much for reminding us “keep mind in balance and having joyful attitudes” when practicing Dharma.

    May you and your consort have good health for the sake of all beings.

    May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha’s nature.

    May the nCovid-19 pandemic be soon over.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  39. Mật Khuê Minh says:
    Dear Holy Guru

    I’m delighted to see your new letter in English.

    Through your letter, I realize “ Buddhism is not a number. Buddhism is the journey of enlightenment”. We do not plan anythings for the furure because maybe tomorrow we are leaving this world so we should understand only one thing: “ HERE AND NOW”. “ Here” means that what where ever we are, we should keep the mind remember about Guru, Buddha, Dharma, Sangha. “ Now” means that we do not plan everything what connects everything in tomorrow. What we have to care is our spiritual destiny so what we have to do at the moment is  practice Samayadgrsti-Prabha Samadhi ( read and comment on chanhtuduy.com). I would like to say many thanks to Guru to teach us Pure Mind Yoga that help us to practice dharma every time, every where. When we have nothing of plan and only mindfulnees at “ Here and now” we will not falling down in the trap BE – LOSS   and we should “ keep mind in balance and having joyfull attitudes” as Guru’ teaching. I will try to read and comment on chanhtuduy.com, obey the Guru in oder have peace and joy this life and rebirth in the Western Pure Land next life.

    Thank you so much for your teaching.

    May you and your consort have good health and live long for the sake of all beings

    May all sentien beings attain the happiness of Buddha’s nature.

    May the Coronavirus pandemic be soon over

    Om Mani Padme Hum

  40. Mật Hồng Tuyến says:
    Dear Holy Guru,

    I am delighted to read your article in Enlish. I will keep in mind your teaching, mindful at the present moment, direct the actions of body, speech and mind in the present moment according to the orbit of Guru, Buddha, Dharma, Sangha. That is one of the useful methods can help us to “keep mind in balance and having joyful attitudes”. Thank you Guru for the useful lesson about “Here and Now”.

    May Holy Guru and his consort live long for the sake of sentient beings.

    May the Covid19 epidemic be soon over.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  41. Mật Xuân Nhật says:

    Dear Holy Guru,

     I’ve already read your article in English “Here and Now” and feel blessed.Thank you so much Guru for your teaching. May Guru and your consort good health and longevity for the benefits of sentient beings. May Covid-19 epidemic will come to an end soon and may sentient beings will be free from suffering. Om Mani Padme Hum! 

  42. Mật Tuyết Hoa says:
    Dear Guru,

    I am delighted to read this article.

    I admire your English using and this is a big motivation for me to improve myself. Through the article, I am thankful to you for giving us the method to be able to “keep mind in balance and have joyful attitude” by practicing Pure Mind Yoga through reading and commenting on Chanhtuduy.com where raise my right view and keep me far away from the Be-Lost trap. I will keep in mind your teaching that we should focus to “here an now” because “maybe tomorrow you are leaving this world” so do not make the any plan.

    May Guru and your consort live long for the sake of all sentient beings.

    May all sentient being achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature.

    May The Covid 19 pandemic will end soon.

    Om Mani Padme Hum

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      “this is a big motivation for me to improve myself”- I like this sentense!

  43. Mật Pháp Khánh says:
    Dear Guru,

    I am very much appreciated to read The “ letters to disciples no.311: here and now”. I admire our Guru’s attempt to write many Articles in English about the Guru, Buddha, Dharma & Sangha for both local and international learners, disciples to read and practice. It is not only about the language but also the merciful content of this article is most important to us. Guru has always and always reminded us to read and comment on Chanhtuduy.com in order to explore and understand the right path of Buddhism. Thanks to this teaching Article, I have learnt how to keep the balance mind and joyful the present time “here and now” even if it is now at extremely hard time in this earth. I understand that it is not easy to be calm and stable,  however with the instruction from our Guru, I can practice better and better to filter my mind to become purely mind.

    Thanks again to our Guru and pray all the best to Guru and his spirit Mat Dieu.

    I wish all sentient humanity to be happy and fascinating with Buddhism.

    I pray for the Covid 19 to be removed at soonest time.

    Om mani padme hum!

  44. Mật Kính says:
    Dear Guru

    I’m delighted and surprise to read your new letter in English  “ HERE and Now “. Through the article, I understand that “ keep mind in balance and having joyful attitudes” and the life is impermanent and even tomorrow we will leave and the death will come , so it is  important that we don’t plan anything for future and keep in mind that HERE and NOW, and the more important is learn and practice Samayadgrsti-Pradha Samadi ( read and comment on chanhtuduy.com ).

    Thank you so much holy Guru, your letter inspire and help me a lot.

    May Guru and your consort have good health and live long for the sake of all sentient beings.

    May the covid -19 epidemic will soon be eliminated.

    May all sentient being achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature

    OM AH HUM

  45. Mật Tú Viên says:
    Dear Holy Guru!

    I’m happy to read your letter in English. I thank you so much because you remind us about “HERE and NOW”. I remember reading one sentence that “don’t remember the time, but remember the moment”. I understand that i should focus on doing well at the present time, especially read and comment on chanhtuduy.com.

    May Holy Gury and your Consort have good health and live long for the sake of sentient beings

    May all sentient beings achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature.

    May the covid 19 pandemic will come to an end soon.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  46. Mật Từ says:
    Dear Holy Guru,

    I have read this article. I admire your ability to make use of your English vocabulary to deliver such a meaningful message. There is a paradox that there are many complicated texts which are made by fancy words as well as perfect grammar but are meaningless; while yours is short and simple, but we can easily understand and acknowledge precious lessons. I understand the “now and here” message such that we should take advantage of our lives to practice Dharma as much as possible, and surround our lives with Dharma practices. We should not care about our worldly affairs, day-dreaming, but instead care about our spiritual destiny. Thank you very much for your teachings.

    May Guru have good health and a long life for the sake of all sentient beings.

    May the Covid19 pandemic will soon be ended.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      You have write very well but your writing dìdn’t slipp my mind.I mean no harm but it is a true. I noticed that you didn’t remember my havey works wile I am 60 years, you didn’t write about anorther efforts êxcept english language. Oh, this is my wonderful disciple! What a shame for you!

  47. Mật Khuê Minh says:
    Dear Holy Guru

    Thank you so much for encouraging me.

    Om mani padme hum.

  48. Tantra Pramitdhita (Josh Hacker) says:
    Holy Guru, I bow before your lotus feet! Congratulations on writing your first article in English. You did a very good job! After reading this article I will remember to be mindful and stay in the here and now by reading and commenting on chanhtuduy.com I will also remember to not disobey what you advise. Guru is at the center of my spiritual path. Without you Venerable Guru I would not have the proper method to practice Dharma nor would I have a place to learn Tibetan Pure Mind Yoga. For this I humbly thank you and wish you a blessed day.

    Om Mani Padme Hum

    May Guru and his consort live a long and healthy life for the sake of all sentient beings

    May all sentient beings achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature

    May the global pandemic caused by the Corona virus soon end

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      Your this comment is wonderful. It is deeper than another. Thank you for you congratulation!

  49. Darren Chen says:
    Thank you for your kind teaching Guru. Om mani padme hum!
  50. Nguyễn Cát says:
    Dear Guru!
    I am elated to read your new article in English. This is truly a meaningful gift for us and foreign learners.
    Through this article, I understand that practicing Dharma is not the same as doing something in this Saha world, that following a proper procedure will produce a specific result after the estimated time because it depends on the karma of everyone. Only when we accumulate enough merit and purify old karma, could we achieve good results, and for how long, it depends entirely on our diligence and devotion.
    Thank you for giving a very cute example of cats following you all the time in order to bestow a lesson upon us about mindfulness. I understand that it doesn’t matter where we are or under what circumstances, just right at the moment we think of Guru, Buddha, Dharma and Sangha, that’s when we are keeping mindfulness, and thus, like the cats, we would receive care, compassion and blessing from the Guru.
    I will remember your teaching that the only thing I should concentrate on now is to practice reading articles and commenting on chanhtuduy.com, which help me accumulate merit, wisdom and protect my spiritual destiny.
    Thank you, holy Guru, for giving us a wonderful gift. I am looking forward to reading more of your articles in English.
    May Guru and your consort live long for the benefit of all sentient beings.
    May all beings achieve the happiness of Buddhahood
    May covid 19 pandemic soon be over.
    Om Mani Padme Hum
    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      Depent on karma? No, I am not agree with you. In my opinion, it depent on efforts!

  51. Mật Nhuận Quang says:
    Dear Holy Guru

    I’m so delighted to read your letter no 311: “Here and Now”. After read your article, I understand that I should keep my mind towards Guru, Buddha, Dharma, Sangha and don’t plan tomorrow, just focus on important thing such as reading, commenting on chanhtuduy.com. I would like to express my gratitude for your teaching.

    May you and your consort live long for the sake of all sentient beings.
    May all sentient beings achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  52. Mật Từ says:
    Dear Holy Guru,

    It was such a shame on me. Thank you Guru for pointing it out for me, I feel so ashamed that I expressed such shallow and unrelated ideas. Please accept my repent. Om Mani Padme Hum.

  53. Mật Khả Phúc says:
    Dear Holy Guru,
    I’m so delighted to read your inspiring article in English.
    Through the article, I have the right understanding about “Here and Now” as Dharma orbit. Here is wherever we are, we should keep mindfulness toward Guru, Buddha, Dharma, Sangha. We should treasure Now, the present time, don’t blame and hold on to the past, don’t plan and wait for future, we have to act now for our spiritual destiny through learning and practicing Samayadgrsti- Prabha Samadhi (read and comment on chanhtuduy.com) which is the most convenient, simple and efficient method. Thank you Guru to awaken us not fall into the Be-Lost trap and remind us “keep mind balance and having joyful attitudes”.
    May Guru and your consort have good health and live long for the sake of all sentient beings.
    May Covid-19 pandemic will end soon.
    May all sentient beings achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature.
    Om Mani Padme Hum!
  54. Nguyễn Cát says:
    Dear Guru,

    Thank you for your response. I understood what you mean. I will keep your teaching in mind.

    Om Mani Padme Hum

  55. Momen Mohamed says:
    Dear holy, respected and honorable guru,

    I bow my head down for you!

    I appreciate your noble efforts that you make everyday to help us “the foreign learners” thank you so much for this outstanding letter. We should be proud because we have someone like you between us. Cám ơn rât nhiêu.

    May you have good health and live long for the benefit of all sentient beings.

    May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha’s nature.

    May the pandemic caused by corona virus soon end

    Om Mani Padme Hum

  56. Tantra Pramitdhita (Josh Hacker) says:
    Holy Guru, thank you for your kind response! I and so many others are very fortunate to call you our Guru.

    Om Mani Padme Hum

    May Guru and his consort live a long and healthy life for the sake of all sentient beings

    May all sentient beings achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature

    May the global pandemic caused by the Corona virus soon end

  57. Petra says:
    Dear Holy Guru

    Thank you for this article in your own English.

    I have always had the problem of living in the past. And worrying about the future. This text made me think and feel how wrong it is to worry about something that may never be and things that already happened that you can not change. To live in this moment and see the wonders it can give you when you don’t see the worry

    I wish you a blessed and peaceful day Dear Guru

  58. TantraMikaya says:
    Dear holy Guru. Thank you for your article “here and now”. Your first article in English. My respect for this article. Your article teaches us to live and practice in the here and now. The past was and never comes back. The future has not yet led and we only live in the here and now. Everything else stresses our body and mind. But if we keep our minds here and now and practice meditation and read and comment on Chanhtuduy, then we are on the right path of enlightenment.
    Examining life as it is here and now, the practitioner lingers in firmness and freedom. We have to make an effort today. Tomorrow it’s too late. Death comes unexpectedly. How can we trade with him? The wise call someone who knows how to be mindful day and night, someone who knows the better way of living alone. Your wise article of holy Guru helps us to internalize the Dharma. It is important to learn from our mistakes and to develop ourselves further. May all beings be free from suffering. May our holy Guru life long for the sake of all sentient beings. May all sentient beings achieve the Happiness of Buddhas nature. Om Mani Padme Hum
  59. Vanessa says:
    Dear Guru,

    Thank you so very much for your letter. It is good to be reminded not to fret over the past or future, and to keep sight of here and now. I feel peaceful when I do so, rather than worry when I focus on the future!

    Your efforts to teach in English are appreciated.

    Om Mani Padme Hum

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      “It is good to be reminded not to fret over the past or future, and to keep sight of here and now. I feel peaceful when I do so, rather than worry when I focus on the future!”. I think it is wonderful mean! I like it very much!

  60. Sonam Tshering says:
    Dear guru,

    It was such a beautiful article and yes, it is the blessing from you to us for the better living… i hope it will be helpful for every sentient being like it did for me.

     

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful article ..

     

    Thank you🙏🙏🙏

  61. tantra mahavita says:
    Dear Holy Guru: I prostrate myself at your lotus feet … Thank you very much for sharing this article … simple and profound … Here and Now. Practice with Pure Mind the path of Mindfulness. Remembering the Guru and the Triple Jewel … trying to keep the mind in balance. May the Guru live happily and have a long one for the benefit of all sentient beings. May all beings find their Buddha Nature. Let the Corona virus pandemic end soon. Om Mani Padme Hum
    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      Yes, when you remembering the Guru and the Triple Jewel … you trying to keep the mind in balance.

  62. Sati says:
    Many Blessings! interesting article,Mind is the For- runner of everything in Life.
  63. Tantra siramitra says:
    Venerebol Guru.

    My name is tantra siramitra.

    Very good the first article righted by the venerebol Guru!

    It is excellent, very nice we hope to read more articles.

    Thank you 🙏

    OM MANI PEDME HUM

    🌹 🌹 🌹 🌹 🌹 🌹 🌹 ❤️🙏

  64. Kevin says:
    Thank you Guru,

    I read your article and your English is fantastic! Here and now, in the present, is a reminder I needed very much.

    Thank you

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      Nice to see you after long time! I’m glad to hear you are luck in your work! Let’s remember here and now. If you have free time, please read and comment in your relax! Help me to send “hello” to your wife, who is my good disciple!

  65. Darren Chen says:
    Hi Guru,

    My life is now in an unknown path. I am at the low point of life and I have no idea where it is leading me.. I am lost and it is the matter of time that I might reach the lowest point of my life..

    Times are bad, nothing is in controlled… my life is like travelling in a empty space, not knowing where it will land; or it will never land at all..

    I am sorry that I didn’t come to seek you for so long, but you are always in my mind.

    thank you Guru for you concern, may you take care of yourself happily.

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      Don’t worry! That’s a life: happy and unhappy, success and failure . Problem is you have your best so don’t feel a shame! The main the point that you believe in tomorrow, I will be always with you, in your mind. I have one advice: leave from smoking ! Not instant but gradually!

  66. Chandu says:

    Dear Guru,
    I am happy to read this article.
    I remember your word here and now.
    May Guru have good health and live long for the benefit of all beings .
    May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha’s nature.
    May the covid 19 pandemic be soon over.
    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  67. Mật Chánh Tấn says:
    Dear holy Guru!

    I would like to express my gratitude and impression after reading your article in English. Your words, your advice in this article teach us a valuable lesson, which allows us to take a steady step in the path of enlightenment. Thanks to your compassion, we have a valuable lesson about Here and Now. I would remember your instructions about the meaning of “Here”: “wherever you have, there is mindfulness. This is a mind and remember about Guru, Buddha, Dharma, Sangha” and the meaning of “Now”: It is present time, which I should cherish and be diligent in practicing Samayadgrsti-Prabha Samadhi. And your effort, your words would be a great example for us as disciplines to follow, practice Pure Mind Yoga in a balanced and joyful attitude as well as trying to avoid the Five faults. 

    Thank you holy Guru for your teaching in this article. May Guru and your consort have good health and live long for the sake of all sentient beings.

    May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha’s nature.

    May the Covid-19 epidemic will end soon.

    Om Mani Padme Hum!

  68. Henrique says:
    could you explain the article to me? I have accumulated over 45000 mantras at least … but sometimes I think … what am I doing this for … I wanted to accumulate the accumulations of the ngondro but what do I want it for?
    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      I can’t dissect this spiritual problem, but I only teach you do reading and commenting on chanhtuduy.com is short way to city Enlightement. Why not? I had writeen on article “letter to disciples 309” (pusblishing).

  69. Tsering Morup Saspol Leh Ladakh says:
    Good Morning Tashi Delak

    1000 Mantra on mani pad ma hung

    Have you a wonderful day take care be peaceful be liberate be happy

     

     

     

  70. Darren Chen says:
    thank you for concerning me Guru, I will try my best to cut down on my smoking..

    may you live long and prosper!

  71. Tena says:
    Thank you, Guru. I realize I must work harder to be in the present and not to be lazy. I know nothing. Thank you for your encouragement.
  72. T Morup says:
    How to mantra chanting practice please teachus

    Thank you have you a wonderful day take care be peaceful be liberate be happy

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      Before asking please read 100 articles, specially “One mantra one life”!

  73. T Morup says:
    Teach us
  74. Mật Hạnh Dung says:
    Dear Guru!
    I am delighted to see your new letter in English. Through your tearching in this arricle, I got the meaning of “Here and Now” clearly. Here is that wherever we are, we keep a mind and remember about Guru, Budha, Dharma, Sangha. Now mean that in present, we should practise Samayardgrsti – Prabha Samadhi (read and comment on Chanhtuduy.com).
    Thank you so much for your teaching. May you and your consort have good health and live long for the sake of all beings.
    May the covid-19 will soon come to an end. Om mani pdme hum.
  75. Mật Nghiêm Giác says:
    Dear Guru!

    I am happy to read your article in English. After reading, I understand that we do not know what happen tomorrow so we always need to practice Dharma, keep Mindfulness; especially read and comment diligently on chanhtuduy.com,  which is one of the six spiritual innovation by Guru for the process on the path of enlightenment.

    May you and your consort have good health and live long for the sake of all beings.

    May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha’s nature.

    May the covid 19 pandemic be soon over.

    OM MANI PADME HÙM.

  76. Tantra Nikakuwa says:
    Dear Respected Dhamma Guru,

    Thanks for providing meaningful articles one by one. With Guru’s permission, i want to say something  here.

    Chanting or reciting or prayer is primarily utilized for its internal purpose. It is practiced to awaken the practitioner’s inner Bodhichitta. This concept may be defined as the fundamental compassionate vital energy, an energy that is as much present in the cosmos as it is within the individual. We are not reciting mantra or sutta for material gain; rather we are praying in order to turn the positive qualities of compassion and clarity. We allow life to touch us and feel the longing to move forward with compassion with love.

    The Buddha is a role model for us. As a Prince Siddhartha Gautama who have all comforts, love and unlimited requirements. Afterword’s as a married person having beautiful wife and at the end becoming father of a son. (At the end he become Sanyasi that is not important for us) But as a human, he proved more than 2560 years ago, a human is able to find solution without depending on unseen powers and become the Buddha. His teaching was based on wisdom, not based of beliefs. So the people will understand what to follow and what not to.

    The Buddha himself explained on many occasions that how to worship the Buddha. Just before his mahaparinibbana, when flowers were being showered on him, he said that this is not a proper veneration of the Buddha. He pointed out to two Bhikkhus who were meditating seriously at the distance at that time & said that they were venerating the Buddha in the right way.

    “Om Mani Padme Hum”

    Tantra Nikakuwa

     

  77. Tantra Sutradaka says:
    Revered Gurujee

    Om Mani Padme Hum

    I bow before your lotus feet

    About half an hour hour ago I was sitting on my armchair relaxing after my breakfast, rather waiting for a cup of tea, which was boiling on the oven. I was so joyful to see the Guru’s written recent article entitled Letter to Disciples 311. Considering it the Guru’s grace I read it in one breath, before the arrival of the cup of tea on the table and replied her immediately, I shall write a comment on it.

    After having a cup of tea I gave a repeated reading of the article It filled inner joy in my heart as our holy Guru was advising the disciple, who boasted before him that she chants Mani mantra one thousand times in one sitting every day. To my astonishment, our holy Guru gave the almost the same reply to him what Buddha gave the reply to his disciple who was boasting of his bookish learning. He says in the Dhammapda,” those who claims that they have thousands of books and read them all are like the cow herd who in the morning counts the cow before taking them out for grazing and counts them again while taking them back. As the cowherd do not take the milk or butter in the same way these readers of a number of books do not derive knowledge from the holy books. They are simply crammers.

    Almost in the same way our holy Guru is not happy with that disciple, as during counting the numbers of chanting Mani Mantra the entire the entire concentration was not on the meaning and import of it, rather it is glued on counting it, which ceased its fruition. This is the reason he categorically asked her, “keep mind in balance and having joyful attitudes”. It means that to practice and practice anywhere, anytime. Our Guru Is of the opinion that she fell into the trap of BE-LOST, which is very bad in everything. He further adds that the mindfulness means remembering Guru, Buddha, Dharma, and the Sangha all the time, where ever you are and in any state. Clarifying it he says,” Wherever you have, there is mindfulness.” In fact, the time is a threefold present. The past is the present memory, Present is the present experience and the future is the present expectations. In the same way the journey of enlightenment does not takes a halt for counting your merits and number of your efforts. Hence, in the life of uncertainty we should understand only one thing: HERE and NOW. Here means where ever you are there is mindfulness. It should neither stop nor ceases to be. Now means the present time. All the works are done in the moment. The continuity of the moments never stops. Hence, according to Guru one should not plan everything what connects everything in tomorrow. One should care for one’s spiritual destiny and must act at once, keeping the mind in balance. This is the basic thrust of his teaching.

    Today I was going through the comments on the article and found that most of his disciples have expressed pleasant surprise on his article as it is entirely written by him in English and have congratulated him too. But I am not surprised. The reason is simple. Our holy guru is the store house of infinite potentiality. Language, even he has started learning for a very short period, can never become obstacle before his expression. When the heart and mind gets saturated with enormous ideas and feelings it spontaneously makes its way and paves path for flowing in a poetic style. As the flood water of a gigantic river creates several canals for its out flow. In the same way the oceanic Buddhist wisdom of our compassionate Guru busted into the the unbounded flow of blessings that the obstacles of the barrage of language could not stop its flow. Though I am not competent enough to congratulate our great Guru but I am not in position to pray to him to keep his compassionate eyes on us and continue to preach and teach us through his enlightening articles.

    Om Mani Padme Hum

    I bow before your Lotus feet

    May all sentient beings be secured of Corona those who are are affected of it be free of its effects and the disease as well owing to the merits I earned by the grace of the Buddha and the Guru

    Tantra Sutra Daka (Avinash Kumar Srivastava)

     

     

  78. Paul Bradley says:
    Thank you guru for your inspiring words, tomorrow may not come , but I’m happy with my today.
  79. Nyima says:
    Thank you so much ❤️🙏  😊🌹
  80. Lê Đình Trung says:
    Dear Holly Guru,

     

    I would like to express our grateful to you for delighted new. I’ve felt impressed about what you share of view of enjoying current time, stay Now and Here without thinking about the past and the furture. It is also the Rule Of Middle Way of Buddhism.

    I will enjoy and go straight in this way without thnking and admire anything to keep our will peaceful.

     

    Om mani Pad Me Hum

  81. Mật Thanh Ngân says:
    Dear holy Guru !

    I’ve read your article: Here and Now.

    Owing to spiritual problems from a learner, we are also received precious teachings. I understand that the effect of practising Dharma not come from any amount or number of times. If we base on amount or number to evaluate effect, ofcourse perennial learners will get greater effect. In fact its not always true. There are monks living in pagoda for a long time even with high rank but they are still doing wrong about Dharma. I also understand we need to practice Dharma at once with pure mind because the time not wait any ones. Our daily activities always remember Guru, Buddha, Dharma, Sangha. Concentrating the mind on the present moment to practice Dharma, enjoy the life and keep balance in mind because we may leave this world tommrow.

    May you and your consort good health, long life for benefit of all human beings.

    May covid 19 eliminate soon.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  82. John Budan says:
    Dear Guru,

    Yes yes, always just this here, always only now. Anything else is concept to get lost in.
    Very well written, especially for just learning 🙂
    Om mani padme hum

    Thank you so much!

  83. John Budan says:
    Dear Guru,

    Yes yes, always just this here, always only now. Anything else is concept toget lost in.
    Very well written, especially for just learning 🙂
    Om mani padme hum

    Thank you so very much.

  84. John Budan says:
    Dear Guru,

    An excellent reminder!

    Yes yes, always just this here, always only now. Anything else is concept to get lost in.
    Very well written, especially for just learning 🙂
    Om mani padme hum

    Thank you so much!

  85. Tshewang Norbu says:
    1. I really appreciate what you have written and I really trust in B
    2. uddhism….Om Mani Padme Hum
  86. Kevin says:

    Dear Guru,

    Thank you for the kind response. I will pass on your message.

  87. Mật Khánh Văn says:
    Dear Guru

    I am so delighted to read your letter  for us by English.

    Through your teachings in this article, I got the meaning of “Here and Now”. “Here” means that wherever we are, we should keep mindfulness. It is our minds always remember Guru, Buddha, Dharma, Sangha. And “Now” means the moment, we should care about our spiritual destiny through reading and commenting on chanhtuduy.com what is the pretty simple method.

    Thank you Guru for your teachings from this article. I will try to read and comment on chanhtuduy.com regularly to keep myself “here and now” and also “keep balance in mind and having joyful attitudes”.

    May Guru and his consort have good health and live long for the sake of all sentient beings.

    May the torch of transcendent wisdom enlighten every where.

    May the coronavirus pandemic will be soon over.

    Om Mani Padme Hum!

  88. Matthew Franzen says:
    Thank you Great Master. Chanting om Mani Padme om a thousand times in mindfulness brings us closer… Thank you !
  89. Mật Vạn Phúc says:
    Dear Holy Guru,

    I’m delighted to read your letter in English. Through your inspiring words, I know that we should only focus on “Here and Now”, no worries for the future, no regrets for the past. This reminds me of a quote: “The clock is running. Make the most of today. Time waits for no man. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why it is called the present.”. I’m so thankful for your letter!

    May you and your consort have a good health and live long for the sake of all beings.

    May the Covid-19 pandemic will be soon controlled and eliminated.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  90. Srogers says:
    Holy Guru

    thank you very much for your reply. I understand much better now, your wonderful reply has guided me to the right thinking

    Om mani padme hum

  91. Mật Vạn Phúc says:
    Dear Holy Guru,

    I will follow your words as your cat follow your steps.

    Keep a mindfulness, stay “Here and Now”.

    May you and your consort have a good health and live long for the sake of all beings.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  92. Satyajit Bharat says:
    May I Know the meaning of ” Om mani padme hu “
  93. Satyajit Bharat says:
    May I know the meaning of manta ” om mani padme hu “
  94. Maureen Burns says:
    Dear Guru, so appreciate your Dharma lesson in English!
  95. Nguyên Thành
    Nguyên Thành says:

    Tha’s all rigth

  96. Mật Hồng Quang says:
    Dear Holy Guru,

    I am so delighted to read this letter written in English by you. I am so touched and really thankful to Guru’s effort to help not only the local disciples and readers but also the international ones to absorb what Buddha taught in understandable and simple expression in order to follow the path of enlightenment.

    We can learn deep lessons from Guru’s letter.

    First, Buddhism is not just the number of times we practice, which is the trap of BE – LOST. The more important thing is to change our mind and “keep mind in balance and having joyful attitudes” in the “journey of enlightenment”.

    Second, HERE means keep remembering Guru, Buddha, Dharma, Sangha wherever we go.

    Third, NOW means the precious present time. We shouldn’t worry about the future or look back to the past, just enjoy the present moment. Especially, we had better to save our time to practice Samayadgrsti-Prabha (read and comment on chanhtuduy.com).

    The most important thing is to obey Guru and follow his teachings.

    May Guru and your consort live long for the benefits of all sentient beings.

    May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha’s nature.

    May the Covid19 epidemic will soon end.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  97. Mukand Kumar says:
    Thank you Guruji for a mindful article.
  98. Henrique says:
    Thank you Guru, I apologize for the disrespectful comment. I sent this comment by mistake. I mistakenly sent a question I asked Violet. May the corona outbreak stop. Om Mani Padme Hum
  99. Tantra Mashinaga says:
    Dear Guru,

    Thank you for writing this article in English. It was a very good article. And Guru’s English has improved so much. I understand from this article that we shouldn’t ask when our blessings are coming. We should only live in the here and now. We should also follow the Guru’s teaching.

    May the Guru and his consort live long happy lives

    May all beings be free of suffering and attain happiness

    May covid19 stop spreading and harming others

    Om Mani Padme Hum

    Tantra Mashinaga Mark Hamilton

  100. Alex says:
    Guru, you have written a wonderful article, and you have a great command of the English language.

    Sadhu

  101. Tantra Lanidha (Ralph Keating) says:
    Dear Holy and most venerable Guru,

    I bow my head to your lotus feet.  Guru’s merit is immeasurable.  May Guru and his consort live long, happy, and healthy lives for the benefit of all sentient beings.

    Thank you so much for this letter and teaching about “here and now” is it pertains to the orbit of Dharma.  And thank you for sharing this with us in English!!!  This is a wonderful place to be (here) and in sharp contrast to the mundane world in which the coronavirus seems to be everywhere and demand attention.  None of that attention helps one on the path to enlightenment unless it inspires the urgency to learn and practice Dharma. Otherwise it only perpetuates suffering and is distraction. I have learned being here is keeping mindful of Guru, Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha. And here is the beautiful garden with the path to the happiness of the Buddha Nature.

    Thank you for the teaching about “now.”  I have learned that the value of now and the best expression of now is Samayadgrsti- Prabha Samadhi (read and comment on chanhtuduy.com).  Tomorrow is certainly not guaranteed and reading and commenting now is best use of the gift of now.

    Thank you also for teaching the Five faults of disciples that should be reproached and the consequences of those.

    It fills my heart with joy to see so many comments from my Dharma brothers and sisters in response to this letter.

    The meaning of here and now is filled with so much more significance and beauty when it is explained in the orbit of Dharma, teaching me further about how all aspects of life blossom when touched by Dharma and how application is to be done is explained.

    May all of us, our Guru’s disciples, always remember to contemplate and practice the three marvellous essences of the path to enlightenment (renunciation, bodhicitta, emptiness) in the base of faithful Guru devotion.

    May all sentient beings be able to get the favorable chance to meet a Tantric Guru in this life, then follow him to reach the happiness of the Buddha Nature.

    May all suffering and illness due to the coronavirus come to an end.

    Om Mani Padme Hum!!!

    Tantra Lanidha (Ralph Keating)

  102. Rekaya says:

    Beautiful article and reminds me all the more of why I love Buddhism

  103. Dr.shankar jadhav says:
    Namo Buddhay ..

    Resp Holly Guru…

    it’s very nice article…

    I read very carefully……U show very nice path for new and old learner

    I really thank to u for that article

    SADHU SADHU SADHU

  104. Prince saliu Abdulmunin says:
    Dear honourable guru!
    I thank you for bestowing a noble name to me “Tantra Sumaka”
    May Guru live long and have good health for the sake of beings.
    May beings be free from suffering and have enlightenment

     

  105. Tantra Sumaka says:
    Dear holy guru
    Thank you for this article and thank you for teaching.
    I will work on it.
    I pray for quick end to Corona viruse.
    May Guru live long and have good health for the sake of beings.
    May beings be free from suffering and have enlightenment.

     

  106. Kelly Dolkar says:
    In this short article it gives whole of universal truth about how do we lead our lives to bettering everytime thinking about the future or tomorrow which actually just don’t exist, we have wasted being in here and now thinking about tomorrow and tomorrow never comes and tomorrow and future always becomes now ..we exist in here and now.. The current moment. Being still where you are where your breathe is happening..that’s now and here!

    Thank you for such profound wisdom.

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      Thank you for this comment! But profound wisdom is isn’t my but it is belong to Buddha!

  107. Tantra Nirvadeva (CH Lakshminarayan) says:
    ” I bow my head at the lotus feet of Guruji.
    As soon as I came to know your article written in English,I felt overwhelming joy and my heart jumped with dancing. Words are insufficient to express the same !. As a Guru, by your own practical demonstration given the message to all the disciples and to the whole mankind that ” Practice makes man perfect” and any journey to reach a goal will start with the first step we take with firm determination.!
    No doubt , I felt a little jealousy by seeing innumerable comments coming congratulating you from all nook and corner of the world and posted in Chanhtuduy.com which is self-explanatory of your love and compassion to the Mankind.!
    I felt jealousy because I thought , being little selfish too, I should be the first to congratulate my Guru before others do for your adventure in this field and wrote my comments by weighing what words or expressions to use and what not ! and submitted as usual. But, to my despair, it has not reached there !. It is my bad luck ,I don’t know what is the reason.!
    Any way, I have taken this opportunity to congratulate my Guru who is the embodiment of love and kindness, though this second congratulating comments letter is not as effective as the first one, gives me self-satisfaction.!

    I always upheld and repeatedly murmer through my lips the holy verse which comes in Vedas in Hindu philosophy and given below ,the meaning of which says that Guru is Supreme and no other is above or greater than Guru :
    ” Na gururodhikam, na gururodhikam
    Na gururodhikam,. Na
    gururodhikam
    Idam Shiva shasanam
    Idam Shiva Shasanam. ”

    Samastha Sukhino Bhavanthu.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.
    Tantra Nirvadeda.

     

     

  108. Dr CH Lakshmi narayana says:
    Thank you Guruji.

    ——– Tantra Nirvadeva.

  109. Ashok Verma says:

    Thanks a lot for writing such valuable knowledge in this short article.

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      Thank you for your encourage , I had my best because my English is isn’t good!

  110. Mật Hoàng Trúc says:
    Dear Guru

    I am delighted to read your letter in English.

    May Guru have good health and live long for the sake of all sentient beings.

    May all the sentient beings achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature.

    May the coronavirus pandemic be soon over.

    Om mani padme hum.

  111. Mật Chánh Hoa says:
    Dear Guru,

    I’m very surprise to read your letter to disciples No. 311: HERE and NOW in English.

    I will remember your teaching “Don’t plan anythings because maybe tomorrow you are leaving this world. You should understand only one thing: HERE and NOW!”. And practice, practice and practice by Pure Mind what you teache us.

    Thank you so much for your teaching. I am looking forward to reading more your article.

    May the Guru and your consort have good health and live long for the benefit of all sentient beings.

    May all sentient beings achieve the happiness of the  Buddha’s nature.

    May the Coronavirus pandemic be soon over.

    Om Mani Padme Hum!

  112. Raymondbeugels says:
    To be mindful is most important,

    Being mindful about, the body, the feelings, the mood and about our thoughts..

    I use the ‘Buddho’ mantra to train myself.

    Well said Sir🙏🙏🙏

    Sabbe Satta Sukhi Hontu..

    Om Mani Padme Hum..

  113. Lê Mai Dung says:
    Dear Guru!
    I am very delighted to read your letter in English. Your letter “HERE and NOW” teaches me the very easy way to practise Dharma. It is to keep mindfulness of Guru, Buddha, Dharma, Sangha in everywhere and at anytime; and do not plan anything for tomorrow but make use of time to practise Samayadgrsti – Prabha Samadhi (read and comment on Chanhtuduy.com) to purify the mind.
    Thank you so much for your teaching. May you and your consort have good health and long live for the sake of all sentient beings.
    May all sentient beings gain the happiness of Buddha’s nature.
    May the coronavirus pandemic be soon over.
    Om Mani Padme Hum.
  114. Lê Mai Dung says:
    Dear Guru!

    Thank you very much for your encouragement.

    I will try my best to make progress on practising Dharma, to not disappoint you.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  115. Tantra Adeniva says:
    Dear honourable guru

    Thank you so much for your beautiful teachings and kindness.

    This article so much valuable to walk on the path of dharma as first step.

    May all beings be happy.

    May the pandemic Corona virus will end soon from earth.

    May all Corona affected will get well soon.

    🌷OM MANI PADME HUM🌷

    🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  116. Tantra Najuma says:
    Dearest Guru

    Wonderful teaching when all is not as it seems. I thought I had come to terms with rebirth and dying but now it seems more immediate like the cat dogging your step. The isolation from the virus has made me more appreciative of Dharma and your teachings.

    Om mani padme hum

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  117. Huascar Anda says:
    Thank you dear Guru for reminding us to be present in the moment and to practice and not expect quick results without effort.

    I love your articles.

    Warmest regards.

    Huascar Anda

  118. Chodup Dorji says:
    Nice and wonderful articles.  Guru Rinpoche teaching is all about purification of self control that we should keep in mind always. I love to learn more and more when ever I get a chance. From my point of view I have three simple words that I have understand so far .

    1.Mind you speach ( Always think carefully when ever we talk to friend, family and in group, the words you speak with them)

    2. Cam your mind ( Always keep your mind and body together)

    3 Honesty ( Honesty is key for one’s life)

  119. Harry says:
    Dear Holy Guru,

    I bow down graciously to you and surrender myself to your lotus-feet!

    An evolved soul can only resonate and match the frequency that the Guru wants and henceforth soak in the compassion of his Master.

    For Master is Buddha and he knows the best for us.

    Guru is the adornment for the neck and dope for the soul.

    Yours lovingly,

    Harry!

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      Thank you comment! I am interested in it! I hope you going to read and comment!

  120. Tantra Amishuta says:
    Dear holy guru,
    Thank you so much for your article. I’m so happy you are doing so good with your English. This was a wonderful article. I appreciate it

     

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      Yes, I do my best! But I think it isn’t enough easy to write English!

  121. Verona Beckett says:
    Dear Guru

    Thank you for sharing your wisdom and time-much appreciated.

    I remind myself often that this could be my last day living so appreciate the here and now better. (It helps put things in perspective daily of what is really important).

    Meditation (short times) still challenging as my mind goes everywhere. (Very little understanding or knowledge of mantras).

    I am embarrassed that I have such limited knowledge (and sometimes understanding) that many others have. Maybe with patience and determined effort this will improve. (reading  and research is helping).

    (Please accept my apologies for using “I” often).

    May all beings and mother earth be blessed and heal during these trying times.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      You needn’d worry about it! All things difficult before they are easy! I see you have nice knowledge! Please be remembering about “here and now”!

  122. Rahul bhagat says:
    Its thanks so much for this
  123. Mật Diệu Hương says:
    Dear Guru,

    I was delighted and rejoiced to read your meaningful and precious article! Thank you so much for your sharing!

    Although I have an intermediate level of English, my English relating to Buddhism is really poor so I am so grateful to you for giving us this lesson that is lucid and comprehensible. Thank to this article we can learn both the meaning of HERE AND NOW and lessons of Buddhism in English from simple and essential ones. I really admire your noble efforts to write in English and I am grateful to you for teaching us a valuable lesson in order that we can make progress on the path of enlightenment!

    May Guru and your consort have a good health and live long for the sake of all sentient beings!

    May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha’s nature!

    May the Covid-19 pandemic will be soon over!

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  124. prem lal says:
    Prem lal (Ludhiana.Panjab.India)

    The Birth Place of Lord Buddha

    Respected Guruji.Namaskar

    You are teaching this world the path shown by our great Saint Gautam Buddha.I assure you to follow the Guru like you.

     

    Regards Guruji

  125. I.M.K. Ilanganthilaka says:
    Thank you very much for your teaching !!!
  126. Prem Lal says:
    Respected Guruji

    Namaskar

    The lesson and Teachings conveyed to me by you are precious.The Great Gautam the Buddha has taught us to live peacefully and love the Great Nature.

    We should follow the right path of love and affection shown by you.

    Regards

     

  127. Gabriel Tudorache says:
    Yes, being in the here and now is important, but I think that being in the present moment constantly as a lay person is hard, maybe some balance is important.
  128. sunil says:
    Dear guru,

    I read above letter,it very in sweet and short words what human should do.This article teach us that every human who follow this path have to keep patience. right thing will get on right time,just live expect less life

    One thing i must mention that all world suffering this danger virus we all have to pray that to come out of  this danger situation as early as possible.

    Thank you.

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